Jean Fritz, the 2-year-old Haitian living at Lifeline, began school last Thursday. He is in the preschool-A class at Lifeline's school.
|First day of school breakfast|
Dropping him off has been a challenge the past few days, but he calms down eventually. Osmy’s 2-year-old daughter Doe is in his class as well, which is perfect because they are best friends!
School gets out around noon and on Thursday we were watching for him to be released from class so we began checking around 11:30, but each time we looked the Lifeline yard was still silent. All the sudden around a quarter to noon, little Jean Fritz nonchalantly walked up the stairs and into the living room and started playing with a puzzle. The three of us (Adrian, Candice, and Michelle) starred out of disbelief for a brief second before we rushed to him and asked him how he got up here and how school was. After getting no answers from the 2-year-old (shocking), Adrian ran outside to see who brought him from his classroom down near the front gate all the way up to the second story of our living quarters. There was no one around. We eventually asked Osmy and Jacques and it turns out he walked himself home!!
Since then, we have made sure to have someone down there around 11:30 so he doesn't have to walk home alone even though everyone here knows him and he is safe.
Little Jean Fritz is growing up!